No Bake Cookies

So what do you make when your daughter tells you she signed up to take refreshments to choir today? And it’s in 1 1/2 hours and you can’t go to the store. How about No Bake Cookies. I think everyone always has these ingredients on hand.

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups quick oats

Combine sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter. Stir in quick oats.

Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let cool. Makes 3 dozen.

She took them to choir before I could get a picture of them on a pretty plate. Oh well, they were yummy! I made some extra for the family.

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{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Anne Marie February 20, 2011, 8:45 pm

    Yummy! They are delish! Unfortunately I don’t make them very often anymore because it is SO easy to eat 20 of them! No joke! Thanks for the reminder on this quick treat though!

  • Kendra February 21, 2011, 8:44 am

    Anybody have a recipe for no-bake cookies that DON’T have cocoa in them. I love them but I’m allergic to chocolate. I know. HORRORS. But it’s true. Anyone?

  • Emily February 21, 2011, 3:04 pm

    They were yummy! Thanks for the treat yesterday. It was good to visit, can’t wait to see you all again in a few weeks!

  • Lisa February 21, 2011, 9:21 pm

    Now I’m craving these! 😀 hehe.

  • Maureen February 21, 2011, 10:35 pm

    Of course I don’t have peanut butter in the house right now or else I’d be making these! 🙂

    Visiting from Tip Me Tuesday

  • Cyndi February 22, 2011, 10:34 pm

    Thanks for this! I work with teenage girls in a residential program and they are constantly complaining that they want to bake but can’t. Perhaps this will satisfy both their sweet tooth and our safety requirements.

    @Kendra – wow, I’m allergic to chocolate, too! LOL I’m totally there with you on “the horror”. Every time I tell someone this they have the same reaction. I’m gonna experiment with adding extra peanut butter and see how that works.

  • {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker February 23, 2011, 11:33 pm

    Those look DELISH!

  • megan February 27, 2011, 4:49 pm

    I really love no bake cookies. It’s been too long since I’ve had them.


  • Lola July 29, 2014, 5:35 pm

    @Kendra and @ Cyndi: I have not made this recipe any other way, but I do have two thoughts on your chocolate issue. One, you could try carob powder, and I think you could replace the cocoa with it in equal parts. The cookies won’t have the exact same flavor profile, but they should still taste really good and have a somewhat chocolatey flavor. Two, I have recently been seeing powdered peanut butter. You might try making the recipe exactly the same except for substitution of the powdered peanut butter for the cocoa. There’d be nothing chocolatey about it, but it should be super rich and peanutty. Post here to let us know if you try one or both options!

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